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Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?

ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond‪!‬ Tyler James

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    • 4.9 • 88 Ratings

Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?

    BackerKit Launch Review [BackerKit Revisited Part 1 of 4]

    BackerKit Launch Review [BackerKit Revisited Part 1 of 4]

    In this first of a four-part in-depth revisit of the Backerkit platform, Tyler shares how this company has evolved into much more than a crowdfunding survey management tool. This session focuses on BackerKit Launch, a tool that helps creators get their hottest leads to back early.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    How to Get Social Proof (Even if You’re Just Starting Out!)

    How to Get Social Proof (Even if You’re Just Starting Out!)

    Want prospective backers to believe your book is going to be great and that you'll be able to deliver on all your campaign promises? Then don't make them take your word for it! Instead show them some awesome social proof! In this episode, Tyler will show you how to get social proof for your project, even if you're a total newbie!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Making & Launching Comics at 7 Years Old with Owen Claytor

    Making & Launching Comics at 7 Years Old with Owen Claytor

    ComixLaunch welcomes its youngest guest ever, 7 year old Owen Claytor, creator of Honk: A comics story about bullying, which successfully launched on Kickstarter with a little help from his father and fellow comic creator Ryan Claytor.

    • 44 min
    The Emotional Rollercoaster of Kickstarter & Going All in On Your Creative Career with House of Fear’s James Powell

    The Emotional Rollercoaster of Kickstarter & Going All in On Your Creative Career with House of Fear’s James Powell

    Ten31 Publisher and creator of House of Fear James Powell joins Tyler for an honest discussion about the emotional rollercoaster ride creators face when going after their dreams. We'll discuss that self-doubt, fear of failure, or imposter syndrome, as well as many of the insights and breakthroughs James has had after leaving the day job to go all in on his creative pursuits.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Crowdfunding Your Epic with Mythica’s Matt Campbell

    Crowdfunding Your Epic with Mythica’s Matt Campbell

    Tyler chats with Colorado based comic writer & artist and the CEO of Actionline Studios, Matt Campbell about his Kickstarter funded epic thriller comic series, Mythica. Matt is a teacher of the visual arts and drops a ton of guidance and sage advice for young comic creators in this conversation.

    • 1 hr
    Spin-offs, Expanded Universes & Crowdfunding with Charlie Stickney

    Spin-offs, Expanded Universes & Crowdfunding with Charlie Stickney

    Charlie Stickney, co-creator of WHITE ASH, is back on Kickstarter this month with the first White Ash Spin-off series, GLARIEN. We'll discuss his latest campaigns explosive launch, and dive into a range of topics including evolving your product offerings to meet the changing Kickstarter market, investing in variant covers, as well as get an update on how things are going in his role as co-publisher of Scout Comics.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

gkk218 ,

Life changing for creatives

I discovered this podcast after discovering ComixLaunch through an Instagram ad and there is nothing like this to this degree. I am in the animation industry by background but I feel everything in these jam packed episodes could apply to any creative medium. I also deeply appreciate that Tyler confronts the fears, doubts and mental game aspect of the creative journey and building an audience for one’s own work - and that aspect is almost never discussed in the creative world for whatever reason. This was just the pickup I needed to feel encouraged and emboldened again as an artist.

lukeification ,

Great podcast

Been listening daily to catch up. Tyler cares about what he does and the comic world. I am working on my first project and will be using what I have learned so far from the podcasts and will be enquiring about other resources he has available. Thank you and keep up the hard work!

Grant5000 ,

It's been helping me so far.

Cool podcast so far. I'm about halfway through.

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